Building the future of e-financial services

EIF-EPFSF Cocktail and Dinner Debate


As the trend toward digital currency continues to gain momentum, consumers increasingly expect to make their purchases through a variety of solutions and technologies.


Turning a smartphone into a payment tool for in-store, online and person-to-person transactions should bring a variety of benefits both for consumers and businesses. At the same time, financial institutions are rapidly adapting to these new trends in consumers' behaviors and needs.

To make this work, different stakeholders need to interact in a complex ecosystem, where financial and digital services intersect.

This dinner debate aims at highlighting the current trends in these sectors, as well as the regulatory framework in which they operate and the opportunities and challenges that they entail.

With the cooperation of the European Parliament Financial Services Forum (EPFSF).

EPFSF was founded in 2000 to facilitate and strengthen the exchange of information on financial services and Europe's financial markets, between the European Parliament and the financial services industry. Its mission is to promote integration of a single European market for financial services across national borders, which is globally competitive and to the benefit of the European economy as well as suppliers and consumers of financial services.


Programme - 11/10/2011

Welcome and Introduction:

Malcolm Harbour, MEP EIF Governor and Member of EPFSF Steering Committee

Guest speakers:

Mary Carol Harris, Head of Mobile Market and Business Development, Visa Europe

Jim Magats, Director of European Core Payments, PayPal Europe

Eric Tak, Global Head of Cards, Cash and New Business at ING

Daniel Gurrola, Vice-President of Strategy at Orange FT Group 

Exchange of views with participants
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